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FOX News
Dec 24, 2012 10:00am PST
service for senator daniel inouye yesterday for his burial. but, obviously a fiscal cliff still very much on his mind. that short-term deal he was talking about on friday was basically extending middle class tax cuts, $250,000, or below, even though that has been controversyal. even though republicans have not signed onto that. he wants to extend unemployment benefits for two million americans about to lose them after a week if there is no deal. as you noted he wanted to push spending cuts to january which is upsetting republicans like john barrasso. take a listen. >> when i listen to the president i think the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes. i think he see as political victory at the bottom of the cliff. he gets tax revenue for new programs. and gets to cut military which democrats calling for years and he gets to blame republicans for it. >> reporter: now democrats insist that is nonsense. they say the president since the election has been working with the republicans trying to figure out some sort of solution to this crisis. they note that they believe is the real problem republicans won't admit the president won the election and his ideas, his approach to taxes it was endo
FOX News
Dec 28, 2012 10:00am PST
more short-term fix to avoid the fiscal cliff that would involve helping people who are about to lose their unemployment benefits and coming up with medium ground on extending tax cuts. take a listen. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for two million americans, and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. that is an achievable goal. >> reporter: that was the president's approach one week ago today right before he left for hawaii. he obviously has come back from the vacation. we're told behind closed doors one hour from now he will push the short-term fix to the republican and democratic leaders. the pressure is on them because economists said if they don't come up with a deal we may slip into another recession. earlier today republican senator bob corker is warning look, the markets have been relatively stable during all these talks because they thought all along near the end we would get a deal. if they don't get a deal, senator corker said the markets may respond in negative way to congress kicking the can do
FOX News
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am PST
to the gop. because president obama perfectly going over the fiscal cliff to blame republicans because he can't default on the debt. he will have to compromise between now and february. second of all the baseline gets reset if the tax cuts expire. everybody will propose a tax cut in january and right now we're fighting whether to increase taxes or not. you can see possibility of a deal seen as win-win for both sides. third, if republicans don't come up with a deal, a bad deal right now, they still have the $800 billion in revenue they put on the table from limiting deductions and loopholes that they can use to buy down rates. so i think the odds are, after january 1 we will get a deal and it will be much more favorable deal to the republican party because we'll have the leverage and president obama won't. heather: simon, basically what mark's laid out there would be more of a bunge jump over the cliff instead after nosedive, what do you think about the possibility, good thing or bad? >> i think it is going to happen whether it is good or bad. hopefully in the first week to 10 days of the new year with the new congress and a fresh start that the two parties will be able to come together and hash this thing out. i think republic
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 10:00am PST
keep the u.s. economy from going over the fiscal cliff as a group of democrats push for the extension of most of the bush-era tax cuts, cuts they say staunchly -- they opposed years ago. joining us now to talk about it, tony -- [inaudible] a republican political analyst and consultant and a national political correspondent for talk radio news service. michael is a democratic strategist, and he joins us as well. good to see you both. tony, look, the word we're getting is that harry reid is going to pass an extension of the bush tax cuts for anybody under 250,000, extend unemployment benefits for two million folks. um, now, if that happens, it goes to the house, and the house will probably have to put it up. aren't republicans, your party, going to wish that they had passed plan b? >> absolutely, gregg. look, plan b really should have been our plan a, number one. number two, plan b was really the idea of chuck schumer and nancy pelosi as recently as in this summer. to set the threshold on incomes to a million dollars versus 250,000, allow those tax rates for a million and above go up, the president talked about taxing millio
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 10:00am PST
in mind the threat of tax hikes going up is only one part of this so-called fiscal cliff everybody has been talking about. what we also have facing us starting tomorrow are aught maddic spending cuts that are scheduled to go into effect. and keep in mind that some of these spending cuts that congress has said will automatically go into effect will have an impact on our defense department and head start. so there are some programs that are scheduled to be cut that we are using an ax instead of a scalpel. it may not always be the smartest cuts. so that's a piece of business that still has to be taken care of. i want to make clear that any agreement we have to deal with these automatic spending cuts set for next month. those have to be balanced. my principle has always been let's do things a balanced responsible way. that means revenues have to be part of the equation in turning overt sequester and automatic spending cuts as well as spending cuts. the same is true for any future deficit agreement. obviously we'll have to do more to reduce our debt and deficit, i'm willing to do more, but we have to do it in a balanced, responsible way. i'm willing to reduce our government's medicare bills
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